Everyone has their own definition of what constitutes the perfect car, whether it be style, power, presence, or a combination of all three. To us, the 1970 Ford Mustang is perhaps the ultimate machine, with a host of trim levels and variants to choose from in what is already a gorgeous car that simply exudes muscle. Throw on one of the most iconic colors ever applied to any vehicle – Grabber Blue – and this 1970 Mustang Mach 1 headed to Barrett-Jackson’s fall sale might be the perfect pony car.
This particular ’70 Mustang Mach 1 is in pretty amazing condition, save for what the seller calls “subpar floor repairs.” But we suppose we can overlook that given the many other positive attributes this beauty presents. The exterior looks essentially flawless in the pictures and video provided, but perhaps we’re just suckers for Grabber Blue, too.
The car is mostly stock, save for a set of American Racing Torq Thrust wheels, a timeless choice that look right at home on any Mustang. The rest of the exterior is typical fare, including the shaker hood, black stripes, and lower rocker moldings proclaiming that this is a Mach 1, in case anyone who sees it didn’t already know.
There were several engine choices available in the 1970 Mustang Mach 1, but this one’s packing Ford’s 351 Cleveland V8 with a four-barrel carb that was originally rated at 300 horsepower and 385 pound-feet of torque. That engine is mated to a four-speed manual transmission, as it should be, and sends power back to a Traction-Lok rear end with 3.25 gears.
It isn’t the fastest or most powerful Mustang available in 1970, but that doesn’t really matter much to us. No, this car is all about style, and it has that in shades. With the perfect color combo and timeless looks, there aren’t many cars from this era that we’d rather have in our garage than this vintage Mach 1.